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Insight-130315: Capitol Chat / Father Madigan / SXSW Wrap / Stepping Stone

Published March 15, 2013

Capitol Chat - Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us for our weekly look at California's Capitol and what lawmakers are working on. This week, we'll talk about teacher layoffs, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Senator Darrell Steinberg's online college courses bill.

Father Madigan - Father Dan Madigan of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Clarksburg, founded the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services and helped run the program for 30 years. He has guided his parishioners on several tours of Ireland and this year, in honor of St. Patrick's day, brings Ireland to them. The St. Patrick's Day Irish show benefits two of the church's charities - the Mobile Mall (providing clothing and home goods to sites in Sacramento and Yolo counties) and the Mobile Food Locker.

SXSW Wrap - Capital Public Radio's Nick Brunner is in Austin, Texas this week for the annual South by Southwest conference. The Blue Dog Jam host is following Sacramento bands performing at the festival and he'll talk with two who have big shows Thursday night - DLRN at the TerrorEyes Showcase and James Cavern. We'll hear from the artists and some music from their live sets.

Stepping Stone - Sacramento would sound a lot less Irish this St. Patrick's Day if it weren't for the mandolin playing of James Wilson. Wilson will be performing with the Irish rock group Whiskey and Stitches in two places Sunday; Killian's Irish Red Race Party at Raley Field in the morning and Harlow's in the evening, where the band is having a CD release party. And, in a rather fine display of vigor, he'll be performing with the Irish acoustic trio Stepping Stone before Whiskey and Stitches takes the stage at Harlow's Sunday evening. We'll speak with Wilson and other members of Stepping Stone before their show and the band will perform in our studio.

Date 2013-03-15


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